Foster Care & Adoption Orientation (Online)

Online Webinar

For Minnesota Residents. This is One of Two steps to Get Started Fostering or Adopting from Minnesota Foster Care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served, timelines,

International Pre-Adoption Class

Online Webinar

For Families in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Interested in International Adoption After completing Application Part 1, all Minnesota and Western Wisconsin families planning to pursue an international adoption through CH/LSS are required to complete this class to meet your education requirements. It is helpful to have a majority of your Application Part 2 completed prior to

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Adult Adoptee Support Group

A Support Group for Adoptees, Ages 19 and Up From All Placing Agencies Online and In-Person Meeting Options Available Please join us on the second Thursday of each month for our support group with other adult adoptees who are seeking to connect and learn from each other’s shared experiences. While each story is unique, we

Free Adoption & Foster Care Information Webinar

Online Webinar

Free Online Sessions Each Month This is a great way for families to learn about all of our adoption and foster care programs. Meet with staff (virtually) and receive a comprehensive overview of our programs, processes, and fees. Learn basic information about international adoption, infant adoption, foster care, and foster care adoption. This event will take

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Online Parent Support Group for Greater Minnesota

Online Webinar

If you are a pre-adoptive, adoptive, foster, relative, and kinship parent(s) living in Greater Minnesota, please join us on Zoom for community and connection on the third Wednesday of every month from Noon-1:30 p.m. (CT). Staff from our Foster Care Adoption Program will facilitate a discussion where families can come to connect, offer positive parenting

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Birth Parent & Adoptee Support Group

A Support Group for Birth Parents and Adopted Adults Online and In-Person Meeting Options Available Please join our monthly online support group for birth parents and adopted adults who are not related to one another. Individuals from any placing agency are welcome. This group is for individuals considering search and reunion, as well as those

Infant Adoption Two-Day Class

Online Webinar

For Minnesota Families Interested in Infant Adoption After completing Application Part 1, this is the next step for all families planning to pursue an infant adoption through CH/LSS. These classes will familiarize you with the legal adoption process in Minnesota, the importance of openness in adoption, and strategies available to you to engage in your

Foster Care & Adoption Education Class (Online)

Online Webinar

For Minnesota Families Interested in Fostering or Adopting Children From Minnesota Foster Care This class series will take place online over the course of three days. This training is one of the first steps for all families planning to adopt from Minnesota foster care, regardless of the agency or county you plan to adopt through.

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Adoptee Support Groups

Children's Home - St. Paul Office 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN

A Support Group for Adoptees Ages 5-13 This event series includes a corresponding Parent Group taking place concurrently In our adoptee support groups, we engage in age-appropriate discussions and activities about diversity and culture, friendship, race, school issues, adoption, and birth families to help build connections among adoptees. Each group is open to adopted children

Foster Care & Adoption Orientation (In Person)

Children's Home - St. Paul Office 1605 Eustis Street, Saint Paul, MN

For Minnesota residents. This is one of two steps required to get started Fostering or Adopting from Minnesota Foster Care. We welcome you to attend this free meeting to learn about fostering and adopting children from within the Minnesota foster care system. This provides an overview of the process and addresses details such as children served,